George DiCaprio is the father of the famous actor, Leonardo DiCaprio. In the 1970s, he was a writer, editor, publisher and distributor of underground comix and was recognised for his work like Greaser Comics, Forbidden Knowledge and Cocaine Comix. For his work, he collaborated with various other artists like Laurie Anderson, Richard Jaccoma, Jim Janes, Justin Green, Rich Chidlaw, Pete von Sholly and Timothy Leary. George has been a huge influence in his son’s life and has also played a major role in shaping his early career. He read the scripts and encouraged his son to pick up those that were compelling and worth doing. He has also been involved – as one of the producers/executive producers – in the making of various documentaries, television series and video documentary shorts. Some of these include Ice on Fire, Digital Wampum, Green World Rising and Pollinators Under Pressure.